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    Putin Takes on Syria
    Oct01

    Putin Takes on Syria

    In Vladimir Putin’s world, it is only a short flight from Ukraine to Syria, and in both war-torn countries his message is the same: Russia is back, and without its full participation, no solution to either crisis is possible. That much was clear on Sept. 30, when Russia began carrying out air strikes in Syria, dropping bombs on the...

    House to vote on defense bill that Obama threatens to veto
    Oct01

    House to vote on defense bill that Obama threatens to veto

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The defense policy bill is one of the few bipartisan measures in Congress that has readily become law for more than a half-century. Not so fast this year, as President Barack Obama threatens to veto the bill moving through the House amid a bitter dispute about government spending.The argument is whether Congress should break...

    On questions of war and peace, we’re a nation divided
    Oct01

    On questions of war and peace, we’re a nation divided

    The gulf is huge between Stephen Harper’s followers and everyone else over the sort of ideological pose Canada should strike on the world stage. These stark solitudes were on display Monday night as Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau faced off in the Munk Debate on foreign policy, the last English language...

    Russia and US call urgent talks after Syria strikes
    Oct01

    Russia and US call urgent talks after Syria strikes

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Russia and United States agreed Wednesday to call urgent military talks to head off the risk of clashes between their forces, after Moscow’s dramatic entrance into the Syrian war.Senior US officials expressed alarm after Russian warplanes began their first military engagement outside the former...

    Are Russia’s military priorities in Syria cause for concern?
    Oct01

    Are Russia’s military priorities in Syria cause for concern?

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Late this evening, Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov came out together and agreed to military talks. We get a closer Russian — look at Russia’s military moves in Syria with Andrew Weiss. He was the director of Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian affairs at the White House National Security Council during the...

    Ukrainian LGBT Leader Seeks U.S. Asylum
    Oct01

    Ukrainian LGBT Leader Seeks U.S. Asylum

    After suffering years of violent attacks and intimidation, the principal leader of the Ukrainian LGBT community is too frightened to return home. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Manchester clubs victorious as Ronaldo hits record
    Oct01

    Manchester clubs victorious as Ronaldo hits record

    Paris (AFP) – The two Manchester clubs enjoyed victories in a happier night for England in the Champions League on Wednesday, while the individual performance of the evening came, not for the first time, from Cristiano Ronaldo.Manchester United and City were made to work hard for 2-1 wins against German clubs Wolfsburg and Borussia...

    Analysts: Russian Strikes Aimed More at Bolstering Assad
    Oct01

    Analysts: Russian Strikes Aimed More at Bolstering Assad

    Russia dramatically escalated its role in the Syrian conflict with airstrikes Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin described the campaign as the right way to fight international terrorists, by attacking them in territories they occupy. But some Russian analysts suggest the Russian military maneuvers were as much about bolstering Syrian President...

    Removing niqab ‘enhances integrity’ of citizenship, government tells top court
    Oct01

    Removing niqab ‘enhances integrity’ of citizenship, government tells top court

    The politically charged federal policy that forbids the wearing of Islamic veils during public citizenship ceremonies “enhances the integrity” of becoming a Canadian, the government says. In the latest move in the hot-button case, Department of Justice lawyers have filed an application with the Supreme Court asking it to grant an appeal in the...

    Kiev Mayor Suggests Renaming Street Hosting Russian Embassy After Boris Nemtsov
    Oct01

    Kiev Mayor Suggests Renaming Street Hosting Russian Embassy After Boris Nemtsov

    The mayor of Kiev spoke with Nemtsov’s daughter about the idea. …read more Source:...